After the commitment of Makur Maker to Howard this week, the appeal of highly-ranked African American athletes attending HBCU’s is at an all-time high.
I'm told Bovada oddsmakers believe Bronny James will follow in Makur Maker's footsteps and commit to an HBCU in 2023.— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) July 3, 2020
Here's the line:
North Carolina Central* +120
North Carolina A&T* +900
North Carolina +1600
Three of the top four schools with the best odds to land Bronny James are HBCU’s and then Bronny’s favorite school, Duke, is thrown in there as well.
Makur Maker said he wanted to start the trend of African American athletes attending HBCU’s, and it really look like he might just do that to a certain extent.
Top-three player in the class of 2023, Mikey Williams, has also said that “attending an HBCU wouldn’t be so bad.”
I like the trend of African-American athletes going the HBCU route. It gives smaller schools a chance to have their moment all while landing one of the better high school players in the country. It will be interesting to see if any top 2021 prospects choose the HBCU route this upcoming season to further Makur Maker’s dream of setting the example of going to an HBCU.